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The Media Escape Reality

In continuation of their slavish devotion to their master Barack Obama, the media has not only abandoned any claim to impartiality but also any semblence of rationality. Take a look at this article and thank me for introducing some chuckles into your daily routine.

AP:

On a tough day, Obama escapes for a while

Washington (AP) – On the rockiest day of his young administration, President Barack Obama did what surely made him happy for a while.He left.

With little notice, the president and first lady Michelle Obama bolted the gated compound of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in their tank of a limousine on Tuesday. They ended up at a Washington public school, greeted by children who could not care less about the collapse of a Cabinet secretary nomination.

“We were just tired of being in the White House,” the president candidly told the gleeful second-graders at Capital City Public Charter School.

“We got out! They let us out!” Mrs. Obama said as the kids and their teachers laughed.

Get it? The Obama’s were having a hard day and were able to “escape” from the White House. The goal here is to paint The One and The Oness as different then all those stuffy Presidents and First Ladies who were “stuck” in the White House and who couldn’t just “get away” for a breather whenever they wanted to. Not so our hip new president, he’s a man about town whom nothing can hold back, not even the toughest job in the world being the President of the United Sates.

Except that the next sentence puts the lie to this whole narrative:

The White House said the Obamas’ trip had been planned, just not publicly announced.

So the trip was planned in advance, was it not? So how then could this be billed as an “escape from the White House on a tough day”? How could Obama claim to be “tired of the White House” when this trip was probably planned before he even got there?

The AP continues:

The surprise timing, though, gave the feel of two different worlds.

What surprise timing, didn’t you just say this was planned in advance?

The stop at the school underscored a promise that the Obamas made and insist they will keep: to avoid getting caught up in a White House bubble. They say they will be visible parts of the Washington community—even in the midst of a hectic day. Or a difficult one.

I ask again, how did Obama know in advance that this day would be difficult? If he didn’t, then why should we assume that the Obamas will be visible about town on “difficult days”?

To summarize, the White House schedules a trip for the Obamas that happens to occur on a rough day for the president. The media sees that as the president excercising his unparralleled ability to rise above it all and visit with the darling school children even on days of great personal difficulty. Unbelievable. To the Obama Media one plus one equals: whatever Obama wants it to be.